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Assessing your brain health: It's a family affair

*Fee for in-person screenings: The screenings were offered during an introductory period free of charge through a grant from The UniHealth Foundation. The screenings are now generously subsidized by Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and offered at a cost of $45. When you first meet Laguna Beach resident, David Johnson (DJ), his upbeat personality and positive … Continued

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Neurosciences

Dr. Medhat Mikhael explains the difference between acute and chronic pain

Acute pain is the pain that develops as a result of an injury or surgery and tends to improve with the healing of the injury or surgery. On the other hand, chronic pain persists beyond the healing of the injury, surgery or removal of the cause of the tissue damage that caused the acute pain. … Continued

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Neurosciences

Orange County Vital Aging Program: delaying the impact of Alzheimer's disease in our community

*Fee for in-person screenings: The screenings were offered during an introductory period free of charge through a grant from The UniHealth Foundation. The screenings are now generously subsidized by Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and offered at a cost of $45. California Alzheimer’s disease data report published in 2009 estimated that in Orange County, approximately 46,000 … Continued

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Neurosciences

Ask The Doctor: Is the pain in my face “TMJ” or something else?

First, the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a part of your body, not a disease. It connects the jaw to the skull bones enabling you to talk, chew, swallow, and yawn. Patients with TMJ dysfunction may experience pain in the face, jaw or neck when performing these simple movements. Other symptoms include limited jaw movement and … Continued

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Neurosciences

Judy & Richard Voltmer Sleep Center opens: Serving the growing need in Orange County with comfort and style

Sleep loss is impacting the physical and emotional health of our country. Approximately one third of all Americans develop sleep disorders at some point in their lives, and the need for treatment has continued to increase in Orange County.   To meet the increasing demand, Hoag Hospital’s sleep center moved to a state-of-the-art facility with … Continued

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Cancer

Patient-Specific Cancer Immune Cell Therapy for Brain Tumors Promising as Adjunctive Therapy

Sunday, March 01, 2009 Newport Beach, Calif. – Hoag Hospital announced encouraging clinical study results for the instillation of a patient-specific cancer immune cell therapy as an adjunctive treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The non-randomized, phase 2 study concluded that intralesional therapy with autologous lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells is safe and the survival sufficiently encouraging … Continued

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